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I know that there is a mileage thread on this forum, but the majority of posters there are posting US MPG numbers. So I will start one for Canadians.

One thing I have noticed is that on my dash, when I toggle over to the display showing the average kilometerage, it constantly shows "5.9L". I can drive slower, faster, change modes but it never changes from that number! Am I that much of a poor driver that I can't hit or even get close to the "average" estimated numbers - 4.5L CITY / 4.8L HWY / 4.6L COMBINED? I am off a full liter!

My fuel consumption is still great compared to my other cars, but can they be better? Any driving tips? Are any other Canadians getting what I am getting?
 

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I'm a Canadian too and I was at the same 5.9L bottleneck before until I discovered "Pulse and Glide" driving. I'm now at 5.5L (I could have went lower but that means it would require for me to go with very slow acceleration, and it is sometimes difficult when you have cars behind you).

I posted some links about pulse and glide in the other thread.
 

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In the UK, fuel consumption is rated at 4.0 or 4.1 l/100km

LEXUS - Lexus CT 200h technical data - A Full Hybrid Luxury Compact Hatchback Car

Why the big difference?
Pulled this off your link



Urban mpg 68.9/4.1 68.9/4.1 68.9/4.1 Extra urban mpg 70.6/4.0 70.6/4.0 70.6/4.0 Combined mpg 68.9 68.9 68.9
The combined mpg converted to US gallons 68.9 / 1.201 = 57.37

I thought the UK would be miles per imperial gallon

imperial gallon = 1.201 US gallons

This is higher than the average US CT mileage usually quoted.

However this may be because US gas is blended with ethanol which has fewer btu's (less energy)
 

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Hello BMOY88,
First I want to make sure you know that there is 2 displays for fuel: one is restarted every time you fill up with a new gaz tank: this is the one where you see the line going up or down depending if you push on gas more on less.
The other one is the one that has not changed since the beginning, unless you've restarted it by pressing display for about one-2 seconds while you are at that display.
For instance, let's say you've done 6l/100km on the first 3 tanks, let's say 2000km, and you've started to improve on the actual tank to 5.1. Well the display won't change much since you have 3 loads at 5.9 and let's say half one at 5.1.
So, first, make sure you watch the display that changes everytime you fill up, or the other one but push display button for 2 seconds, to restart it.
As for driving methods and actual fuel comsumption, My car is now close to 5000km.
If you go on highways, no wind with or against, and drive at 115-120km, consumption will be around 5.8 to 6L.
If you are at 100km, consumption will be under 5L.
I drove a few times to Quebec city(2hours on highway) with or against some strong winds, consumption will vary easily by .5L.
If it's cold outside and you do very short city trips(less then 5-10km) consumption will be over 5, because for 5 minutes, the motor is running to get itself to proper heat.
On this tank, I've been carefull and made sure I was driving at 100km on highways. I will fill up tomorrow and I'm at 4.8l right now. I could be at 4.6 but the last few days were made of very short trips, which didn't help the economy. Half way thru my tank, I was at 4.5l, driving somewhat carefully, but not getting completely crazy with fuel saving.
Having said that, pulse and glide is the way to go when you can. In the city, you try to get to the speed you want, and then you depress the pedal to get in EV only(not the EV button), which you'll see with when the EV green light is on. Then make sure the EV light is on(press on pedal just enough so the pointer is halfway maximum(at ECO).

I'm french so, sorry if my explanations might not be so clear!
Feel free to ask any questions if it's not clear.
Ciao!
This is the way to maximize consumption.
 

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OK, thanks Claude. I will try these steps to see if I can get something different other than my 5.9.

BTW, your english is definitely better than my french. It is very clear how you explained it!

Again, thanks!

BTW, I work out of the house, so my wife does most of the driving during the weekdays - mostly short trips. I'll drive it very occasionally weeknights, but do all my driving on the weekends. We just passed the 1,000 KM mark this weekend. Furthest we've gone on a single trip so far is from Kirkland to downtown.
 

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On the video, the guy goes a notch higher with his plus and glide technic: he pulses, then decelerates to shut everything down, and then reaccelerate gently so only EV mode is on.
I don't go as crazy. as somebody said, I wouldn't want to follow a person that goes from 0 to 70km then to 35 then to 55!
 

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I'm at 4.7 L/100km on this latest tank and I know I will be able to get down to 4.5 on this tank.

My commute is 33 km each way, all city driving, minimal traffic, speed limits from 60-80km/hr, traffic lights every few blocks, and low traffic. I rarely use it for short trips as I want to constantly beat my previous consumption reading.

BTW, I leave it on the instant fuel consumption reading so I can adjust my accelerator accordingly.
 

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I`m at 5.9L after half a tank, that includes flooring the car almost every light as the car has no power :( Haha. Will try to see if more eco-friendly driving will increase the mileage.
 

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Hello BMOY88,
First I want to make sure you know that there is 2 displays for fuel: one is restarted every time you fill up with a new gaz tank: this is the one where you see the line going up or down depending if you push on gas more on less.
The other one is the one that has not changed since the beginning, unless you've restarted it by pressing display for about one-2 seconds while you are at that display.
For instance, let's say you've done 6l/100km on the first 3 tanks, let's say 2000km, and you've started to improve on the actual tank to 5.1. Well the display won't change much since you have 3 loads at 5.9 and let's say half one at 5.1.
So, first, make sure you watch the display that changes everytime you fill up, or the other one but push display button for 2 seconds, to restart it.
As for driving methods and actual fuel comsumption, My car is now close to 5000km.
If you go on highways, no wind with or against, and drive at 115-120km, consumption will be around 5.8 to 6L.
If you are at 100km, consumption will be under 5L.
I drove a few times to Quebec city(2hours on highway) with or against some strong winds, consumption will vary easily by .5L.
If it's cold outside and you do very short city trips(less then 5-10km) consumption will be over 5, because for 5 minutes, the motor is running to get itself to proper heat.
On this tank, I've been carefull and made sure I was driving at 100km on highways. I will fill up tomorrow and I'm at 4.8l right now. I could be at 4.6 but the last few days were made of very short trips, which didn't help the economy. Half way thru my tank, I was at 4.5l, driving somewhat carefully, but not getting completely crazy with fuel saving.
Having said that, pulse and glide is the way to go when you can. In the city, you try to get to the speed you want, and then you depress the pedal to get in EV only(not the EV button), which you'll see with when the EV green light is on. Then make sure the EV light is on(press on pedal just enough so the pointer is halfway maximum(at ECO).

I'm french so, sorry if my explanations might not be so clear!
Feel free to ask any questions if it's not clear.
Ciao!
This is the way to maximize consumption.
Hi Claude,

I did the reset like you suggested and managed to get my average down as low as 5.0 (very briefly - les than a minute). I am now at 5.2. Thanks.

Also tried the pulse and glide. Kept looking in the rear view mirror to see that no one was closing in on me. It is effective, but my wife said it was making her nauseous (also called me cheap)!
 

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Hi Claude,

I did the reset like you suggested and managed to get my average down as low as 5.0 (very briefly - les than a minute). I am now at 5.2. Thanks.

Also tried the pulse and glide. Kept looking in the rear view mirror to see that no one was closing in on me. It is effective, but my wife said it was making her nauseous (also called me cheap)!
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It's kind of a habit that doesn't show after some practice!
And if we bought Hybrid cars, it's because we ARE cheap!:D
 

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Just finished my 1st tank of gas, still under "break-in" period, and I'm getting 4.9L/100km.
Pretty happy so far :)
 

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Just took my new CT down from Barrie to Mississauga, up to Richmond Hill (all city driving) and back - got an average of 4.9 L/100km. Phenomenal!
Got just below 1/2 tank of gas - had gone over 350km, and it took less than $30. to fill! ($1.23/l) Amazing!
 

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Hit 4.2 L/100km today. Drove for about an hour at 70km/hr to achieve this.

Avg around 5.5-5.8 L/100km driving to and from work; short drive, about 10 minutes stop and go no traffic both ways.

I find the biggest cause of high consumption for me was quick acceleration while the engine is warming up. Other than that i drive normally without going out of my way to go easy on the gas and I am still able to achieve the 5.5-5.8 range.
 

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Took the CT on its first roadtrip. 3h30min each way and about 240 km, so a lot of 80/90 km/h roads and ended up not even using 3/4 of a tank. Avg. 5.0 L/100km on way there and 4.8 on way back. :) I was at 4.3 L/100km until I hit the 45 min of highway on way back. Overall I am really impressed with how it handled on the mountain and old lumber-roads. Used sportmode so I had a bit more stiffer steering and I loved it. The engine braking function really helps on those steep long hills. PLUS I passed another CT coming opposite direction on the way (grey), gave a wave if its any of you in Renfrew/Ottawa area.
 

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I drive in sport mode 99% of the time, with no annoying 'pulse & glide' habits and consistently get 6,0 L / 100. Quite respectable in city traffic while keeping up with or leading the pace. Don't be the nob who holds up traffic to save a buck on a tank of gas!
 

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Perhaps its the weather, but when i picked up the ct end of sept, it showed 5.4L. But recently i've been getting 6.0L in ECO mode.. if thats the case, might as well constantly drive in Sports mode =\
 

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Perhaps its the weather, but when i picked up the ct end of sept, it showed 5.4L. But recently i've been getting 6.0L in ECO mode.. if thats the case, might as well constantly drive in Sports mode =\
Don't worry, it's the weather. You'll even go down to around 5l in april-may.
 
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